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Farmer’s Pride Inc.

Address: 154 West Main St, Fredricksburg, PA, 17026
Establishment No.: p1304

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Jun 2010

Code: 03J01
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: At approximately 1248 hours, after the Quality Assurance had performed their visible fecal material test on the reprocessed poultry carcasses, I performing a 03J01 procedure code on the poultry carcasses contaminated for visible fecal material. I randomly selected ten poultry carcasses from the gray reprocessing barrel and inspected them for visible fecal material. I observed fecal material on one of the ten randomly selected test carcasses. I observed one poultry carcass with visible fecal contamination on the left outside flat portion of the wing. I took a regulatory control action on one (1) gray barrel of reprocessing poultry carcasses with U.S. retained Tag B39 801830. The fecal material was greenish in color, semi-solid, pasty consistency covering approximately 4 mm in diameter. The fecal material smeared to the touch. This is a failure for zero tolerance of visible fecal material and a failure of CCP#2B of plants HACCP plan. (1st Processing Manager) was informed of this noncompliance. The affected carcass was taken to the reprocessing station to be reworked. A check on the plant HACCP Reprocessing Log 7 - CCP#2-B, dated 6-28-2010 shows sub lot#4B - Time: 1256 hours - Initial by - fecal test on 10 birds - 0 (Zero). If I had not observed the visible fecal material on the poultry carcass, when I performed this test, therefore it is reasonable to assume the contaminated bird would have entered the air chiller in violation of regulation 9 CFR 381.65 (e) as well as 9 CFR 417.2(c) (4).The establishment has identified fecal material to be a hazard in its hazard analysis and controls the hazard with CCP#3B. Fecal material harbors microorganisms and possible pathogens and must be prevented from entering into the chill system. The developing trend in noncompliance was discussed again in the weekly plant meeting with plant management on 06-03-2010. FSIS would expect the establishment to have procedures in place to prevent the reoccurrence of contaminated birds from entering the chill system. Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See establishment response to this noncompliance. The previous preventive actions have either not been implemented or ineffective to prevent this recurrence of CCP2B of the plants HACCP Plan. NR: 27-2010 dated 4/13/2010


381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;


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